The United Nations classification of mine-affected countries names the Islamic Republic of Iran as one of the world’s most affected countries. Historically Iran has been called the “cradle of civilization,” and it contains a number of important historical sites, including the ancient city of Persepolis (or Takht-e-Jamshid), which was destroyed by Alexander the Great in 322 B.C.
"Demining in Iran,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 9
, Article 6.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol9/iss2/6